PS4/PS3 will get CoD Black Ops III DLC first as Activision reveals multiplayer trailers

This year’s E3 Expo was the epicenter of a cataclysmic event that has shaken the very core of the video game industry… downloadable content for Call of Duty: Black Ops III will not appear first on Xbox platforms. Instead, Sony and its PlayStation platforms will be the temporarily exclusive home to all Black Ops III DLC. Come this November, Xbox gamers will be the ones who have to wait an extra month to get their quarterly fix of new content in a Call of Duty game.

But that wasn’t the only major announcement Activision had up their sleeve. They also revealed the first trailer for the game’s competitive multiplayer mode, which will now feature nine unique “Specialists”:

Choose to play as one of nine new Specialists, each with their own look, personality, abilities, and level progression system. Finally, equip up to five attachments and an optic while customizing nearly every aspect of your loadout with the new Gunsmith, then tap the power of the Weapon Paintshop to give your weapon a signature look.

However, if you prefer your multiplayer games to be cooperative ones, there’s more to see. Activision and Sony teamed up to release a nearly six-minute look at Black Ops III’s Cooperative Campaign. Not only that, but Treyarch’s Mark Lamia dropped by Sony’s Live Coverage studio to talk even more about the game.

Call of Duty: Black Ops III will be released for the PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One on November 6. And if you pre-order the game on the PC, PS4, or Xbox One, Activision will grant you access to Black Ops III’s multiplayer beta, which will begin in August.

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